Drawing on new historical scholarship about the global context of the Cold War, students consider, Why and how was the Cold War fought?
- Early Tensions - The Truman Doctrine
- The Marshall Plan & Divided Germany; Yalta & Potsdam
- The Iron Curtain and Containment
- Why Did We Fight?
- Decolonization and Nationalism
- Third Way and Non-Alignment
- Suez Canal Crisis
- Cuban Missile Crisis
- Racism in the First World
- Prague Spring 1968
- China: Chairman Mao's Challenge
- Chile 1973
Research project in which students will produce a newspaper about a hotspot in the Cold War: Afghanistan, Algeria, Angola, Cambodia, Congo, Guatemala, Hungary, Iran, Nicaragua
- Founding of the United Nations
- Creation of NATO and the Warsaw Pact
- National Security Act, NSC-68, Iran Coup d'etat
- Korean War, Bay of Pigs, Cuban Missile Crisis
- Hungarian Revolution, Guatemalan Coup d'etat
- Domestic Containment
- HUAC and The Rosenbergs
- Civil Defense, Nuclear Power, The Kitchen Debate
- Civil Rights and the Integration of the Armed Forces
- Origins of the Vietnam War, Tonkin Gulf & Escalation
- A War of Attrition, The War's Legacies
- The Anti-War Movement
- End of the War
- The End of Detente
- Problems with the USSR
- Diplomacy and Reform: Gorbachev and Reagan
- China's Solution and the Fall of the Soviet Union
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